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Verification of Tutors

Our agency regards verification of our tutor’s credentials as a key feature and priority. This is to ensure that the tutors we send to our clients’ place are credible and trustworthy. Tutors are literally strangers who are stepping into your home for the first time. You will need assurances that the tutors are whom they claim to be and suitably qualified to teach you or your child. A tutor can claim that he/she has attained a certain qualification and quote a higher fee, thus there needs to be checks done by our agency to ensure that the tutors’ credentials are valid. We believe the parents and students deserve to get what they pay for. The Process of Verification Collecting and verifying the documents is tedious and time-consuming work for our staffs. However, for the sake of parents and students, we persist in this method of collating information and verifying the…

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How to choose a home tutor

The question of choosing a home tutor is first and foremost, not a difficult thing to do. Yet we hear horror stories in the media of parents engaging a tutor that is well below par or simply put, the worst tutor they ever had. Why is that so? Let us explore some factors that goes into choosing a home tutor which will greatly help in the decision-making process. 1. Cost The cost of tuition definitely affects the type of tutor engaged. Tuition fees are dependent on several factors such as the tutor’s qualifications, experience, duration and frequency of tuition. The higher the qualifications and experience, the higher the rates charged by each tutor. It is therefore more economical to choose a young student tutor or undergrad, especially if its for a lower level such as preschool, kindergarten or primary 1-3. One important mistake that parents make is to always offer…

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Budgeting for Tuition Fees

First time getting a home tutor? How much can I afford? Comparing the rates from different tutors? Every parent will have to do budgeting on how much they can afford on tuition fees, especially different subjects require more hours or additional tutors to be hired. Improper planning could see your wallet lightened considerably at the end of every month! Other than budgeting, an important consideration is should you spend more to get an experienced tutor? Or should you offer a low rate to engage a young tutor? What we suggest is that you cannot use price as the only factor, but the quality of tuition that brings you the desired results. Some pointers on your decision-making process: Rate per hour The most common charging mechanism for tuition fees is the tutor’s rate per hour. Each category of tutors charge a flat rate per hour to determine the final tuition fees.…

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Tutor Categories

Generally, there are 4 categories of home tutors in the Singapore market today: 1. Polytechnic/JC/Undergraduate student tutors As they are termed, student tutors are students who are still pursuing their education and therefore are able to relate to the academic stress and conditions your child is facing now since they are undergoing or had undergone the latest curriculum in their respective schools. Student tutors are most cost effective due to their lower charging rates and their schedule is very flexible as it depends on their own study timetable. 2. Part-time Tutors Part-time tutors have full-time jobs during normal working hours, hence they are mostly available for tuition on evening and weekends. Part-time tutors are generally mature in age and will be able to share real-life working experience with the child. As part-time tutors have graduated and possess a certain level of tutoring experience, they command a slightly higher rate depending…

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How to motivate your child to study?

Is your kid playful and easily distracted? Does he/she hate the sight of assessment books? One comforting thought is that - You are not alone! Countless parents all over the world are simply sick of nagging and punishing their children to study. If you wish to find ways to motivate your child to put in extra efforts in his work, it’s time to accept that the old school methods of using the ‘stick’ don’t work anymore. Motivating your child is a tough responsibility to bear. Repeated naggings about getting a good education and landing a good job 10 years later doesn’t cut any ice with a kid who is already bogged down with a full day of schooling and feeling miserable from all the homework given. Asking him to do more assessment books will result in rebellion and frustration, as he cannot understand that the sweat put in then will…

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3 Ways to Improve Your Child's Grammar

Grammar is an integral part of any language. Many parents strive to ensure that their children learn grammar quite well so that they can communicate well as they grow up. Furthermore, your child needs to be able to understand simple instructions and without proper grammar, he may end up doing almost the opposite of what you tell him or her. There is an even higher chance that he will have problems making friends because other children are bound to laugh at him if his or her English is full of grammatical errors. However, if your child has difficulties with this part of the language, there is a lot of hope for you. Below are effective ways that you can help your child improve his or her grammar: 1. Invest in More Grammar Books To improve your child’s grammar, you also need to buy him or her enough grammar books. Remember,…

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How to Study Economics Effectively

Economics is a unique subject that will always challenge your thought processes. It revolves around many different mathematical variables and philosophies. It is imperative for you to take a unique approach when it comes to studying economics. Let’s take a quick look at several tips that can help you study economics effectively. Avoid the Memorise and Regurgitate Tactic Unfortunately, many students have been taught to memorize figures and facts by their Junior College school instructors. It would be a grave mistake for you to make an attempt at memorizing economics. It is vital for you to make an earnest effort to learn economics instead. You can become an exceptional student of economics by learning how to play with its figures, facts, and models. Discover Your Intuition Discovering your intuition is very powerful when it comes to excelling in economics. This study strategy revolves around the act of learning how to…

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How to write a good TOK Essay

Theory of knowledge is a subject that is very broad based and can take information from any other academic subject on an ad hoc basis. Precisely what students need to learn, and the areas that information is obtained from, will depend on the issues being discussed in class. Students are then best advised to research the topics their essays are based on. Topics such as should smoking be banned, is terrorism wrong, and does the state have the right to censor it's citizens, could be discussed. The objective of TOK is to get students thinking about topics and then gain knowledge to develop their opinions further. What exactly someone needs to include in a theory of knowledge (TOK) essay can depend on which country they are studying their international baccalaureate. Theoretically of course there should be no difference in the content of the subject, just in the way students want…

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